September 24, 2018
Just in time for the NHL preseason, the Philadelphia Flyers have a brand new mascot named Gritty, and it's... well, it's a lot. Just see for yourself in the grand reveal video below.
As you can see, Gritty has a lion-like beard, disassociated eyeballs, and a gyrating pelvic region. He was revealed Monday at the Please Touch Museum and is the Flyers' second-ever mascot, following the short-lived mascot Slapshot of the 1970s.
What is this fuzzy orange creature exactly? That's a great question. Here's what Twitter had to say.
me: good mor-— gritty fear account ™ (@alllexdrago) September 24, 2018
the flyers: pic.twitter.com/IpaLE1eOFi
gritty, the new flyers mascot, comes complete with soulless eyes that yearn for the sweet release of death pic.twitter.com/X728MebUrc— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) September 24, 2018
gritty is youppi's cousin who has fallen into some hard times & everyone is trying to help him get better pic.twitter.com/53a67lvBIx— Mononc Écoeurant (@MononcEcouerant) September 24, 2018
This is what happens when you shave Gritty. pic.twitter.com/a4dQYT58Sx— Antoine Bugle Boy (@MrButterChicken) September 24, 2018
Redditors on r/philadelphia had opinions, too.
"He claims that he's been around for a lot longer than we know it, and recent construction at the Wells Fargo Center disturbed his secret hideout forcing him to show his face publicly for the first time," the bio reads.
"A number of times he's been caught eating snow straight from the Zamboni machine, and unbeknown to most, his love of hot dogs has been inflating the Flyers Dollar Dog Night consumption totals for years."
Okay. So ... what do you think of the new Philadelphian?